NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as a “fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant fuchsia-red with the barest flecks of iridescent blue sparkle that just peek through the color. Tom Ford Aphrodisiac is less matte and has no sparkle. MAC Moxie is similar, but it is completely matte and less blue-based. Illamasqua Atomic is extremely comparable–it even has the iridescent shimmer; it appears to have more of it.

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NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 413 BLKR
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Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
86%

Chanel Intrigue Glossimer

Chanel Intrigue Glossimer Lipgloss
Chanel Intrigue Glossimer Lipgloss

Chanel Intrigue Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “red-brown.” It’s a medium-dark, subdued red–it’s warm, brown-hued, and shimmer-less. MAC Pret-a-Papier is a bit redder and has lots of shimmer. Chanel Braise has shimmer and is slightly more plum. MAC Looks Like Sin is similar. MAC Whoops is brighter, more coral.

Intrigue is very comfortable to wear, because the consistency isn’t too thick or too thin, so it feels lightweight on lips but still has a cushion-y feel.  The texture is non-sticky as well.  This shade wore for four hours on me with semi-opaque color coverage, minimal settling into lip lines, and even color overall.  It has a delightfully high-shine finish that gives lips an illusion of fullness.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Intrigue
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%

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Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “medium rose.” It’s a subtly rose-tinted medium brown with a natural sheen. MAC Spice is very comparable, perhaps a touch rosier. MAC Viva Glam VI is shimmery. MAC Mocha is warmer. Guerlain Galante is redder.

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Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Uber Nude
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm wash of goldenrod with gold and copper shimmer and sparkle. It is mostly a clear gloss base with a dose of shimmer. Le Metier de Beaute orange Juiced is somewhat similar but has less sparkle. MAC Rising Sun has more color in its base.

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Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Lame Gold
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%

Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Rich Lip Color ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “neutral brown beige.” It’s a warm, rosy beige with a healthy amount of pink and a natural sheen. MAC Pure Zen is a smidgen darker and has a slightly frosted finish in comparison. Dior Incognito is more subdued. MAC 3N is lighter.

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Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Uber Beige
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%